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Trunkful of Memories: Farewell Dhunja and Yhetto

We say goodbye to two of our oldest residents.

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Enjoy a host of elephant-tastic activities to mark the departure of our Asian elephants, Dhunja and Yhetto, who are setting off fo...

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